AskDefine | Define hoe

Dictionary Definition

hoe n : a tool with a flat blade attached at right angles to a long handle v : dig with a hoe; "He is hoeing the flower beds"

User Contributed Dictionary



  • , /həʊ/, /h@U/
    Homophones: ho
  • Rhymes: -əʊ

Etymology 1

hoe from houwan. Possibly through hew


  1. An agricultural tool consisting of a long handle with a flat blade fixed perpendicular to it at the end, used for digging rows.
Related terms
agricultural tool


  1. To use the agricultural tool defined above.
    Every year, I hoe my garden for aeration.
    I always take a shower after I hoe in my garden.
to use the gardening tool

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Etymology 2

An eye dialect corruption of whore, from non-rhotic pronunciations considered typical of Ebonics.

Alternative spellings


  1. In the context of "US|slang}}

Extensive Definition

Hoe may refer to:

See also

hoe in Esperanto: HOE
hoe in Italian: HOE
hoe in Dutch: Hoes

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

backset, cultivate, culture, cut, delve, dig, dress, fallow, fertilize, force, harrow, list, mulch, plow, prune, rake, spade, thin, thin out, till, till the soil, weed, weed out, work
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